|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$13.25/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: Deeply and dramatically complex aroma and flavor: Pineapple- and berry-like fruit, milk chocolate, hints of brandy and mint. Richly bright acidity; very smooth, silky/syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with flavor, particularly with the minty brandy notes. Turns savory as the cup cools, perhaps a bit bitter; otherwise this would be a 94-rated coffee.
Notes: Certified organically grown. Worka is one of twenty-two primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia that fall under the umbrella of the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit wonderstatecoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those who want difference and drama in their cup.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2011 tasting report: The Aeropress Coffee Maker